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Mankidia Tribe

The newly constituted Panda committee under the tribal affairs ministry is to look into the issue of forest rights of the Mankidia tribe in Simlipal Tiger Reserve. About the Tribe The Mankidia are a nomadic tribal group of people who live in Odisha. The term ‘Mankidia’ is derived from Odia word ‘Mankada’ meaning monkey. This ..

Chaitra Jatra Festival

The famous Chaitra Jatra festival of Odisha was cancelled as one of the precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. About the Festival The Chaitra Jatra is an annual festival celebrated at the Taratarini Temple in Odisha. It is observed in the month of Chaitra, when lakhs of devotees visit the temple. It is ..

Odisha introduces Mission Shakti department and independent Nutrition Budget

The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik recently announced that Odisha will be the first state to have an exclusive department for Self Help Group (SHGs) called “Mission Shakti”. In addition to this exclusive department, the state government has also introduced an independent Nutrition Budget focusing on the nutritional enhancement of all mothers and children ..

‘Adventures of a Daredevil Democrat’ book released

A first of its kind comic book on the life and works of former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik was recently released by the present Chief Minister and the former’s son Naveen Patnaik. Several Senior political leaders of many parties attended the book release event. The state is celebrating the former Chief Minister’s 104th birth ..

Five more departments brought under Odisha’s ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme

The ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme was launched by Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on October 2, 2019, to provide dignified service to citizens coming to government offices. The scheme was recently in news as five more departments of the Odisha government was brought under the ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme. With this, a total of 22 departments of the ..

Khelo India University Games concluded

The inaugural edition of the Khelo India University Games concluded in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on March 1. The Panjab University was crowned as Champions with 17 Gold medals among a total of 46 medals. The second position was bagged by the Savitribai Phule University, Pune with 37 overall medals. Punjabi University was placed in the third ..

1000 Springs Initiative

The union ministry of tribal affairs launched the ‘1000 Springs Initiative’ to ensure water supply for tribal people, at a program in Odisha. Springs: Spring is a component of the hydrosphere. It is a natural source of water used mainly in the mountainous regions. A spring is an outlet from aquifer (groundwater source) to the ..

PM Modi inaugurates first-ever Khelo India University Games

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first-ever Khelo India University Games at Cuttack in Odisha, via video conferencing. More than 3000 athletes from nearly 150 universities across the country will participate in 17 disciplines. The games are to be held in various venues of the state including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack from February 22 to March ..